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Herdade do Peso Colheita Red

Type: Still

Category: Single Harvest

Color: Red

Denomination of Origin: DOC Alentejo

Region: Alentejo

Country of Origin: Portugal

The Wine: Herdade do Peso Colheita Red 2012 is a premium quality, lively and rich red wine, produced only in exceptional years. It is representative of the grandeur and vitality of the wines from the Alentejo region. Herdade do Peso is the brand that encapsulates the essence of the Alentejo. With the expertise and knowledge of the Sogrape Vinhos winemaking team, Herdade do Peso represents the best of the Alentejo and reveals itself in a range of sophisticated wines, whose flavours, aromas and characters recalls life at its best.
 

 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Has a ruby hue with violet notes.
Aroma: Is characterised by a very intense aroma of ripe fruits and tobacco, harmoniously combined with floral notes, as well as of vanilla and wild gorse.
Palate: In the mouth it is soft and supple, showing great richness and volume, a well-balanced acidity and integrated and dense tannins. It has a long and lingering finish.

 


Harvest Year

An extremely dry year, 2009 had mild temperatures until July which increased from August on, causing a sudden advance in ripening to bring forward the start of the vintage by about 15 days.


Winemaker: Luís Cabral de Almeida

Varieties: 40% Aragonez, 30% Syrah and 30% Alicante Bouschet

Winemaking: On arrival at the winery, the grapes underwent full de-stemming and were softly crushed, followed by fermentation and maceration with pumping-over in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28ºC for about 12 days. When the required organoleptic balance was achieved, the free run wine was set aside and the must was softly pressed to obtain a wine of great quality. The resulting wine is very elegant and is dominated by primary fruit notes and by a great expression of the of the Portuguese grape varieties.

Maturation: Following malolactic fermentation the wine matured for about a year in used French and Caucasian oak barrels. The delicate aromas from the grapes were enriched by the aromatic contribution of top-quality oak, to deliver a complex wine. The final blend was prepared from a lengthy qualitative selection achieved through numerous organoleptic tasting sessions and analyses to make it possible to choose the best wines by barrel and by grape variety. So as to preserve the utmost quality, this wine was bottled without cold stabilisation which may cause it to throw a deposit during ageing.

Store: The bottle should be kept horizontally in a dry and cool place, sheltered from light.

Serve: After decanting it should be served at a temperature between 17ºC-20ºC. This wine should be drunk immediately after opening.

Enjoy: The elegance and balance of Herdade do Peso Colheita Red 2009 make it ideal with meat and soft cheeses. It may, however, also be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif at the start of a meal.
 

 

Technical Details

Alcohol: 14,5%
Total Acidity: 5,8 g/l (tartaric acid)
Sugar: 2,6 g/l
pH: 3,6
 

Responsible Consumption and Quality: Sogrape Vinhos is a signatory to the European initiative Wine in Moderation, being certified in the areas of food quality and safety, the most demanding benchmarks in the world.

Sogrape Vinhos and Innovation: Sogrape Vinhos is a family-oriented company and international outlook, focused on producing wines of quality, innovation and development of Portuguese brands globally.

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